Holiday weekends often mean boating, camping, barbecues, parties, and more for people across the State of Michigan. Whether you take a trip to the lake or simply attend a gathering at a friend or family member’s house, celebrations tend to involve having a few beers or other alcoholic beverages. Law enforcement agencies are aware of common trends over holiday weekends, which is why they were prepared to increase the enforcement of drunk driving laws over the Labor Day holiday. The Michigan State Police, sheriff’s offices, and local police departments all increased their efforts and presence on the roads to arrest impaired drivers during the long weekend, which led to many arrests.
Michigan has different offenses related to driving under the influence (DUI). The charges you face will depend on the details of your situation, and these charges may include:
While OWVI is generally considered to be less serious than OWI, both charges can mean harsh penalties, including:
The consequences can increase if you have prior DUI convictions, had a passenger under age 16 in the car, or had a particularly high BAC. A drunk driving conviction might also affect your employment – especially if you drive as part of your job – and other aspects of your life.
If you were arrested for any level of drunk driving offense over Labor Day weekend, your very first call should be to an experienced Michigan DUI defense attorney. The right attorney can help you fight against a conviction and overly harsh consequences in many ways. The specific defense strategy in your case will depend on the circumstances of your arrest, but defenses may include:
Importantly, a defense lawyer can also handle the administrative license suspension aspect of your case in addition to the criminal charges.
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